Biography of Charles C. Iams
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Charles C. Iams, vice president of the Republican Publishing Company of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and managing editor of the Mt. Vernon RepublicanNews (daily), was born in Tomah, Monroe County, Wis., Oct. 23, 1860. In 1871 his father, the Rev. Francis M. Iams, brought the family to Yellow Springs, Ohio, and in the fall of 1875 came to Mt. Vernon as pastor of the Baptist Church.

Charles C. immediately entered a small job printing shop, where he learned the rudiments of letter press printing, and did his first press work on a Washington hand press. Later he became foreman of the mechanical side of the Mt. Vernon Republican (weekly), and in 1886 was given the position of city editor. In 1896 he became editor.

In 1900 Mr. Iams, with two associates, purchased the stock of the Republican Publishing Company, and took charge of the editorial, news and composing room departments of the business.

In 1880 he was married to Miss Katharine M. Hill, who passed away in 1926. They had one child, Edith, born in 1885, passing away in 1922. In 1930 Mr. Iams married Miss Levia R. Ward.

Mr. Jams served as president of the city council and trustee of the waterworks department, but sought no public office. He is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, all of the Masonic bodies and the O. E. S. of Mt. Vernon, and the Shrine and Scottish Rite Consistory, 32nd degree, of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Iams are communicants of St. Paul's Church (Protestant Episcopal).

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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